Emergency Financial Assistance - Supplemental Food Programs

There are several ways to get help when facing a financial crisis. Most programs have specific eligibility criteria and assistance may be limited to those that have limited income / assets while other programs have less stringent requirements.

There are utility assistance programs, supplemental food programs, emergency grants, energy assistance and home repair grants, public benefits like Cal Fresh (formerly called Food Stamps) and General Assistance, Veterans benefits and more. There are even subsidized employment programs for those older adults wanting to go back to work part time to help supplement their income.

If you are an older adult age 60 or older contact the Senior Information Line and we can assist you in determining which programs you might qualify for.

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Stanislaus County Senior Information Line
209 558-8698 or toll-free 1 800 510-2020

Financial Service Links

Supplemental Food Programs

No one should go hungry in Stanislaus County. There are literally dozens of supplemental grocery and meal programs available for those in need. Many non-profit agencies, churches and government programs offer assistance. Some are offer weekday or weekend meals while others offer once a month groceries.

Go to the Food Assistance Links below for more information.

Note: The Modesto Salvation Army also offers Emergency Food/groceries for those with a financial hardship and immediate need 209 523-7577

Homebound? If you cannot drive due to illness or disability, and don’t have a caregiver able to assist, you may be eligible for the senior Home Delivered Meals Program 209 593-5633 which offers twice a week deliver of 5 total frozen entrée meals each week. In the Modesto area, Interfaith Ministries 209 572-3117 offers a food delivery program for seniors 65 or older with similar restrictions.

Food Assistance Links

American Red Cross
1230 6th Street Modesto
209-523-6451
Directions
Assembly of God Church
3126 Stanislaus Street
Riverbank
209-869-2496
Directions
Commodities Food Program
(Salvation Army)
209-577-3600
Community Sharing Christian Center
579 Center Street
Oakdale in Knights Ferry
209-847-3401
Directions
E.F.N.E.P.
(Expanded Food & Nutrition Pgm)
733 County Center III Court
Modesto
209-526-9557
Directions
Emergency Food - Seniors
209-577-4068
First Southern Baptist Church
74 N. Lee Street
Oakdale
209-847-2464
Directions
First Southern Baptist Church
2813 E. Don Pedro Road
Ceres
209-538-0833
Directions
Food Stamp Program
County Center VI
251 Hackett Road
209-558-2800
Directions
Hughson Family Resource Center
2413 3rd Street
Hughson
209-883-2125
Directions
Interfaith Ministries
120 Kerr Avenue
Modesto
209-572-3117
Directions
Modesto Central
Seventh Day Adventist Church
1614 H Street
Modesto
209-521-6460
Directions
Modesto Union Gospel Mission
1400 Yosemite Boulevard
Modesto
209-529-8259
Directions
Riverbank Christian Food Sharing
3017 High Street
Riverbank
209-869-3710
Directions
Sacred Heart Daily Bread Ministry
209-634-8578
Salvation Army
St. Vincent De Paul Society
2827 Topeka Avenue
Riverbank
209-869-5813
Directions
United Samaritans Foundation
  • 2413 3rd Street
    Hughson
    209-883-9212
    Directions
  • 220 S. Broadway
    Turlock
    209-668-4853
    Directions
  • Daily Bread Ministries
    209-668-4853
Westside Food Pantry
40 South 5th Street
Patterson
Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Referral needed with ID for each person over 17 years old.
Directions
Women, Infants, Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • 2413 3rd Street
    Hughson
    209-883-9212
    Directions
  • 108 Campus Way
    Modesto
    209-558-7377
    Directions
  • 600 North 2nd St. #6
    Patterson
    209-892-2260
    Directions
  • 3600 Santa Fe Street
    Riverbank
    209-558-7377
    Directions
  • 4525 Broadway, Suite G
    Salida
    209-558-6931
    Directions
  • 1125 North Golden State Boulevard
    Suite A & B
    Turlock
    209-664-8057
    Directions
  • 279 North Reinway
    Waterford
    209-558-7377
    Directions
  • Grayson Family Resource Center
    10 Howard Road
    Westley
    209-894-3188
    Directions